Friday, April 17, 2015

The Berenstain Bears Hospital Friends - Read And Make A Difference

The hospital can be a scary place!  
A place of unknown people and things!
Especially for the little people in our lives!

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But perhaps a cute story, with some of our favorite storybook characters, can help ease the fears that come when your children think about the hospital.

Harper Collins is releasing a new Berenstain Bears book "Hospital Friends" by Mike Berenstain...on April 21 and this one is being sold for a wonderful cause...as well! 
The Berenstain Bears take a trip to the hospital and get to learn about all the things that take place inside the hospital on their special tour.  They get to meet patients and even doctors and nurses too!  This story is very informative, fun and your "YOUNG READER" will enjoy learning about procedures and departments of the hospital.  
After reading this book, your children will feel like they are experts about what really goes on in a hospital!


So CLICK HERE to learn more about this new book!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

@DaySpring - Sadie Robertson Live Original Line

When I was in high school (I think my junior year), on my birthday...I was given a very sweet gift.  One I didn't, at the time, realize I would cherish like I do.  A journal!  It was a Christian journal with scripture at the bottom of each page.  I remember spending evenings writing about moments in my life...big things and little things.  Happy details about my day and things that bothered me.  Journaling was important...and it's so fun to look back and re-read those moments now.  I am so glad I spent the time to journal back then.  

I remember reading the scriptures, as I was writing my entries, and it really gave me perspective on things, sometimes...just when I needed it!  
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL ARE NOT EASY!
I needed the encouragement!  
All of us do, at that age!

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So when I was asked by DaySpring to check out this new "school supplies" line...that has a bit of a celebrity backing (celebrities that the kids and I personally enjoy)...I couldn't say no!  
In fact, I was super excited to check out what they sent me!

So when the package arrived, I was even more excited as I pulled everything out of the box.  Not only was each thing girly & super encouraging (not to mention absolutely adorable) but each thing was something I knew our daughters were going to fight over...the second they got home from school.
They were going to love this stuff!
We received two journals, a magnet set (these are great for the inside of a locker), a pack of "scripture shareable" cards, and a package of darling sticky notes set.
Sadie Robertson, best known as the daughter of one of those bearded duck hunting Christians on "Duck Dynasty" is the inspiration behind this line!  I love that!  She has a book that is being released in October (Live Original) and these products go hand-in-hand with that launch.
Now...if I was in high school again...I'll admit these school supplies are exactly what I would choose.  Why?  They make the sweetest inspirational statement! High school is hard!  Kids can be really mean...especially if you are standing up for something you personally believe in (your faith).  Take it from someone who walked in those shoes in high school.  These products offer positive and encouraging scriptures...gently...to not only encourage the person using the journal or magnets, but also to those who they chose to share with...the scripture shareable cards are perfect for that.
It's funny...I was right!  Our girls were super excited to "share" these school supplies with each other.  In fact, they each had a journal that was immediately their favorite, so there was no fighting.  I am excited for our girls to journal.  It's a great way to get your feelings out...on paper.  Our oldest daughter will be starting middle school next year.  HOLY COW!  It's something that they can look back on fondly, and giggle about the stories they write about or the feelings they feel.  
At least, that's my experience with my journals from my past. 
They can use the sticky notes (in the background of the picture above) to send messages to friends or even encourage their teachers.  You never know...it might be exactly the "pick me up" their teacher will need.  They can share with their friends some encouragement too!  
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT LINE!
Almost makes me wish I was in high school again, so I could use these products and share a little extra "LIGHT" in the public school system!
We only got a small sample of this amazing line...that is soon to be released.  If you're a teenage girl, you have a teenage girl or even middle school girls, who you are wanting to encourage in tough years of school, keep this product line in mind for gift giving or personally using yourself.  

 CLICK HERE to learn more about this product line!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Limited Edition BIG RITZ CRACKERS

When I think of crackers...
just plain ol' crackers...
the brand I would typically buy would be...
drum roll please...

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What about you? 
Their crackers are universal for just about anything you need a cracker for.  
For party platters, just a quick snack or even to use crumbled up as a crust for a cake/pie.  
Ritz Crackers have an amazing reputation of being a cracker everyone likes to eat!
So when a box arrived with this sticker on it...I wasn't sure what to expect inside!
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Ritz is making a LIMITED EDITION "BIG RITZ" crackers pack.  My brain started to swirl with ideas...
These crackers are almost PALM SIZED...my palm that is...and they are the same delicious taste as before.  
Think of all the endless possibilities for topping these larger crackers!  For larger slices of meat and cheese to pair them with...etc.  
HOW WILL YOU USE these BIG RITZ crackers?

Be on the lookout...because these LIMITED EDITION crackers won't be around for long and you'll want to try out these almost 2.5 inch crackers yourself.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Colgate Enamel Health - Products To Protect Your Teeth Enamel

Do you have sensitive teeth?
Does a cup of hot coffee send you through the roof?
How about a bowl of ICE COLD ICE CREAM?
When it touches your teeth, does it make you want to scream out in pain?

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At times in my life, I've experienced teeth sensitivity and it's not fun!  In fact, it's a horrible experience and actually one that could very possibly be helped with a new product line from Colgate that focuses on "ENAMEL HEALTH"...as well as your overall health of your teeth.  

Let's learn more together...
I received an awesome "kit" that gave me samples of their new products, as well as experiments to try out, so I can better understand why I should use these products and to see if they really work or not.
As you know...I am a fan of Colgate products anyway!  It's what I use personally for my oral hygiene on a daily basis.  My favorite of the three toothpastes (probably the one I will use the most) is the Enamel Health Whitening...because I am a coffee drinker and need the extra whitening power.  My teeth haven't been too sensitive to heat or cold for some time...so I will definitely keep that on hand if I do begin to experience any symptoms as such.  

Did you know:
However, I have been using the Colgate Enamel Health Sensitive toothpaste, as well as the Colgate Toothbrush and built in Sensitive Relieve Pen,to see if I could notice a difference anyway...especially with heat or cold sensitivities.  
I am also, very concerned about my overall enamel health (our enamel is the part that people see when we smile)...and to better understand that...watch this video below:
I got to do this experience at home, as well...and now better understand how this really works.  And why using this product can help protect my teeth even better.
I have not been able to get to Baskin Robbins to really test out my personal teeth sensitivity...on some sweet ice cream treats...but I know that even an ice cold cup of water doesn't make me cringe or tense up as I drink it...which is nice.  But honestly, it really didn't before either.  My teeth, always after using these products, feel smooth and fabulously clean...which I love!  I give these products my approval...for sure!

Have you checked out Colgate Enamel Health products yet?  
I even saw them yesterday at my local Target...so check your favorite store shelves and especially if your teeth are extra sensitive...give these products a try yourself.  
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Fancy Nancy Turns 10 And Celebrates With Two New Books...

Fancy Nancy is a name that is common around this house!
Have you heard of her?  
With two girls...we have read many a Fancy Nancy Book over the years!

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With her big vocabulary and wonderfully dramatic personality...we are excited to celebrate with her, as she has her 10th Anniversary.
Harper Collins sent us an assortment of Fancy Nancy Books to check out...

THE RESULT?
LOVE...LOVE...LOVE!  And two very, very happy girls!  
Our girls absolutely love Fancy Nancy...and especially the two new books:
These are chapter books, so it takes Fancy Nancy to an older reading level now!
And yes...this one is absolutely adorable too: 

Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition


All of the Fancy Nancy Books...written by Jane O'Conner and pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser are girlie, fun, extravagant and will have your daughter's vocabulary growing by leaps and bounds...because they use new "fancy" words in every book!  
We LOVE IT!  
Because...hey...everyone loves being "FANCY"!
CLICK HERE to see the entire selection of the Fancy Nancy books offered by Harper Collin's Publishing...and perhaps you'll consider letting your daughter meet Miss Fancy Nancy too!
Oh...and check out her new website too: www.fancynancyworld.com 

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The "Kiss InstaWave - Automatic Curler" IS AWESOME!

I'll admit it!  I'm always sceptical of the "AS SEEN ON TV" products!
What about you?
Do you ever wonder...I wonder if it really works like that?
In fact, I have been known to buy some of the products, only to be sadly disappointed by the actual product itself...

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I was truly delighted to find an "AS SEEN ON TV" product that works just like it claims too!  In fact, it just might be my newest "favorite" hair tool right now!

You should always, always read the directions first!  
Especially on products you've never tried before.  Especially ones that could really damage your hair...if you don't use them correctly!  So...I read the directions first!
At first, I decided I would try it on our youngest daughter's hair (she volunteered)...because I figured it would be easier, for me, to try it first on someone else...so I could give my first hand account of how it works.
It took me a few tries to actually get the hair to wrap around the right way.  You just hold down a button and the hair wraps itself around the barrel.  But, you can spin it in two directions and I had to figure out which way I needed it to turn.  Once I got the hang of it...it was InstaWave all over her hair.  Spiral curls that fell so beautifully from this fun tool.
But just a warning...it does get very hot (has two temperature settings)!
Her finished result were beautiful waves.  It doesn't do a real TIGHT spiral...but this was perfect for a little fancier look...and she loved it!
Then, I couldn't help it...I had to try it on my own straight hair.  Honestly, it was even easier to use on myself!  I was delighted!  It's been a long time since I've taken the time to curl my hair and this took me literally 5 minutes!  
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?  The curl lasted too!  I was truly delighted!
If you're looking for a quick, easy, simple and AWESOME way to curl your hair (well...give it nice beachy waves with very little effort), you need to try this InstaWave - Automatic Curler!  
I LOVE IT!  Like I said...it's my new favorite hair tool!  
CLICK HERE to learn even more!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Consider Biscotti and Kate Mack For Easter And Other Special Occasions...

Easter is this Sunday!  
That means that for some families...the girls will get new "church dresses" and the boys will wear new button down shirts and ties.  Everyone will look extra "sweet" on Easter Sunday...even if you are just going to a family gathering or Easter Celebration at church! 
Does your family dress up for EASTER SUNDAY?

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We usually have this tradition in our home.,,because Easter is a special celebration for our family and we like to look "super sweet" for that holiday.  Plus, this mommy always loves a reason to "dress up".  When I was growing up...a new EASTER DRESS was a huge deal to me & my sister...and I love passing those types of traditions down to my kids.
So when Biscotti and Kate Mack decided to send us a dress from their SPRING Collection, I was excited to see what our daughter thought of her new "special occasion" dress. 
We received the Biscotti Girl's 7-16 Chic Confection Dress - Ivory and she loved it (but that's putting it mildly)!
It fit her perfectly (remember that boutique clothing tends to run a little bit on the small size so order accordingly) and she felt absolutely beautiful in this dress.  
Of course, she looked absolutely beautiful too!  
Just like a true princess!
This dress has very intricate details, like a sequin layer (so sunlight is definitely going to catch this dress and make it sparkle), embellishments & beads on delicate chiffon flowers and a dropped twirly skirt that is three layers of fabric (so it flows beautifully as she twirls - see picture below).
I am not sure she could feel more "SPECIAL" in this Biscotti Chic Confection Dress...the name has it right, because it's extra sweet...

CLICK HERE to see all that Biscotti and Kate Mack have to offer you and your sweet princesses for holidays like Easter and all sorts of special occasions too.  

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